Kia announced the price of the much-awaited Sonet in the Indian market earlier this month. The all-new Sonet takes on the likes of Hyundai Venue, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon and Kia started accepting bookings for the vehicle a few weeks ago. After the price announcement, the deliveries of the all-new Sonet has started and here is a video that shows a Kia authorised dealership delivering as many as 15 units of the Sonet to the customers.
The showroom is located in Telangana and the video shows all the vehicles lined-up together just before the deliveries. The video shows customers taking the deliveries for different variants including the Tech Line variants like the HTX, HTK and a few fully-loaded GTX+ variants too. It seems like there are many who will buy the fully-loaded version of the Kia Sonet GTX+ variant that comes with a range of segment-first features.
The video shows that the officials from the Kia Motors are handing over the keys to the customers while clicking pictures. This delivery happened only in a single day and the footage is from a single showroom. There are more than 100 dealerships of Kia across India and on the first of the official bookings, Kia received more than 6,500 bookings for the Sonet. While the waiting period for the new car is not known, it is likely to be a few weeks due to the high demand for the Sonet.
Just like the Kia Seltos, the Sonet is divided into two groups – Tech Line and GT Line. The GT Line variants look much more aggressive with red highlights all over an all-black interior with red stitching. The HTX variants of the Sonet are the top-end variants in the Tech Line group and they offer dual-tone cabin theme while the lower variants of the Sonet offer all-black single-tone cabin.
There are as many as 17 variants of the Sonet. The most affordable variant is priced at Rs 6.71 lakh while the top-end variant is priced at Rs 12.89 lakhs. There are four engine options and different transmission options too. The entry-level variants get powered by the 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine that develops a maximum power of 82 PS and peak torque of 115 Nm. It only gets a manual transmission. The higher, more loaded variants get powered by the 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 120 PS and peak torque of 172 Nm. It gets an Intelligent Manual Transmission (IMT) and a 7-speed DCT automatic as an option. All the diesel-powered variants get the 1.5-litre engine. However, the manual variants get the Wastegate Turbocharger that generates a maximum of 100 PS while the automatic variants get the VGT, which generates 115 PS.